ARIA Facilitates One Day Session for The Springfield Foundation

The Springfield Foundation, a community foundation in Springfield, Ohio, invited Brandon Sipes to provide a one day training for their staff covering the basics of convening community groups.  The training, attended by all staff members of the foundation, covered the design and preparation of community dialogue sessions, facilitation methods and skills, and how to deal with conflict throughout the process.  It ended with the staff planning their next exploratory steps in this direction.

The Springfield Foundation is Clark County’s center for philanthropy, where Clark Countians make a difference every day. Founded in 1948, the Springfield Foundation has helped generations of Clark Countians create a charitable legacy.

They provide a variety of charitable fund and gift options to help Clark Countians make a difference. Families, individuals, and businesses have established more than 230 charitable funds that they invest and administer in accordance with the donors’ wishes. Together, these donors, along with the Foundation’s competitive grantmaking programs, contribute nearly $2 million each year to support nonprofits in Clark County and beyond.

The Foundation is committed to best supporting and serving Clark County and are eager to explore ways to connect deeply with residents and their needs.  This one day training provided them opportunity to further explore those interests by learning about how to best engage and motivate the public to address substantial community problems.

Click here for more information on The Springfield Foundation.